Petition to try to save the 311 Liverpool – Ormskirk – Skem bus

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Yesterday I was approached by a Lydiate resident who asked me to help her get a petition that she and her friends and family had collected to Arriva the bus company who have said that they are to take this bus route off at the end of August. I was, of course, delighted to help as a local councillor and as I originally broke the news via this very web site of the potential and much regretted demise of the 311.

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Here I am with the resident's petition at a 311 bus stop in Lydiate. The petition was not collected by me I would add but by the hard work of locals concerned about the loss of this route to Ormskirk.

Here I am with the resident’s petition at a 311 bus stop in Lydiate. The petition was not collected by me I would add but by the hard work of locals concerned about the loss of this route to Ormskirk.

The petition has 340 signatures on it and I sent on to Arriva today.

My previous postings on this subject can be read via the links below:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2015/07/29/lydiate-arrivas-311-route-is-to-be-no-more-from-30th-august/

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2015/08/02/lydiate-more-on-the-potential-loss-of-the-311-bus-to-ormskirkskem/

We can only hope that this eleventh hour petition from concerned Lydiate and Maghull residents makes Arriva think again. Fingers crossed.

2 thoughts on “Petition to try to save the 311 Liverpool – Ormskirk – Skem bus

  1. Lydiateworld says:

    I have written to Arriva and Merseytravel also about this, and received this reply from Arriva which does not seem to focus on Lydiate.
    “Thank you for your email……….
    I do understand your concerns about the withdrawal of the 311 service.
    The reasons behind the withdrawal of the service is to try and offer more direct routes and better connections, also to convenience the majority of our customers so that the network can grow and extend.
    There has been a complete network change in the Skelmersdale area. The changes will be reviewed after they have been implemented………….”
    Kind Regards
    Brooke Milton
    Customer Service Assistant

    0344 800 4411

    http://www.arrivabus.co.uk

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